Vision Rehabilitation: Multidisciplinary Care of the Patient Following Brain Injury

Vision Rehabilitation: Multidisciplinary Care of the Patient Following Brain Inj

Edited by Penelope S. Suter and Lisa H. Harvey

Providing the information required to understand, advocate for, and supply post-acute vision rehabilitative care following brain injury, Vision Rehabilitation: Multidisciplinary Care of the Patient Following Brain Injury bridges the gap between theory and practice. It presents clinical information and scientific literature supporting the diagnostic and therapeutic strategies applied in a comprehensive overview of current diagnostic and treatment strategies in adult post-brain injury vision rehabilitation. Includes a foreword by Dr. Sue Barry Because post-brain injury rehabilitation works best in a team setting where the entire person can be treated, this text has been carefully designed as a multidisciplinary resource with an emphasis on models for working with the rehabilitation team. The book covers a myriad of topics such as post-brain injury vision rehabilitation; eye movements; binocular dysfunction; visual field loss; visual-spatial neglect; shifts in visual egocenter affecting balance and coordination; visual-vestibular interactions; central vs. peripheral visual attention; as well as deficits in object perception, visual memory, and visual cognition. The book details models that vision specialists working with the rehabilitation team can use to achieve the best success for the patient in rehabilitation; vision rehabilitation concepts and the science from which they have been developed; examples of therapeutic exercises; practice management information for the post-brain injury vision rehabilitation practice; and information on the legal process in which one frequently becomes involved in this type of work. Edited by eminent clinicians, the book highlights the work of contributors who are well-respected academicians and researchers, bringing together the clinical information that enables everyone involved in a brain injury case to grasp the diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.

Hardbound, 532 pages.



A practical guide for parents, educators & other professional specialists By Garth N. Christenson, OD, MSEd and John R. Griffin, OD, MDEd

This guide book is directed to the parents of children who have reading problems. Secondly, it is directed to professional specialists who understand developmental dyslexia (neurologically based disconnect in the linguistic centers of the brain necessary for matching of vision and audition). The authors are optometric specialists and have degrees in education as well as extensive clinical experience with children who have visually-related learning problems such as dyslexia. The guidebook contains three sections: Background and Theory, Testing and Therapy. A companion DVD, “The Home Dyslexia Screener” is included. The authors’ recommendation for utilizing this guidebook is to read Chapters 1 and 2 and then watch the DVD. At this point the reader will be able to screen a student to detect a risk of dyslexia. Once this is accomplished, the reader will be able to access the other chapters and appendices in the guidebook as is appropriate to his/her needs. In this way, the parent is empowered and armed with confidence to pursue and obtain appropriate special educational services to help the child overcome dyslexic reading problems.

Guidebook 140 pages, DVD running length: 1 hour, 8 minutes.



A 25-volume series by Samuel Renshaw, PhD
This series was written as a post-graduate course for the Optometric Extension Program between 1939 and 1965 and includes a comprehensive index. Samuel Renshaw, Ph.D., was a Professor of Experimental Psychology at Ohio State University and a member of the OEP writing staff. His study of and research in vision have become classics in optometric literature, as have his text papers. His writings continue to be in demand. Collected and combined in 4 large volumes at a discount compared to purchasing the 25 volumes individually at the usual $20.00 per volume price. Please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

Ocular Accommodation, Convergence & Fixation Disparity


By David Goss, OD, PhD
This manual is an introduction to the organization and analysis of clinical optometric data used in the diagnosis and management of accommodation and vergence disorders. The purpose of this text is to help students learn basic concepts of clinical evaluation of accommodation and convergence, and to provide the fundamentals for a systematic analysis of nonstrabismic binocular vision problems and accommodative disorders. Softbound, 310 pages.

MOTOR CONTROL: Translating Research into Clinical Practice, 3rd Edition


By Anne Shumway-Cook and Marjorie W. Woollacott
Motor Control is the only text to bridge the gap between current motor control research and its applications to clinical practice. It gives you a full arsenal of best-evidence tools and information to examine, diagnose, and treat patients who have problems with balance, mobility, and upper extremity function.
After a review of the latest theories of motor control, motor learning, and recovery of function, students are provided with a conceptual framework for clinical practice and a practical framework for understanding and examining impairments in patients with neurological deficits. Armed with a solid foundation, students then build a thorough understanding of motor control issues as they relate to posture and balance, mobility, and upper extremity function. For each of these three key areas, the authors discuss normal control processes, age-related issues, abnormal function, and the clinical applications of current research. Highlights and Features—
• Assessment and treatments are classified into impairment levels,
strategy levels, and functional levels for easy reference.
• Drawings, charts, tables, and photographs help students visualize
and better understand postural control and functional mobility.
• Laboratory activities and case studies reinforce and apply key
concepts to patients with different diagnoses.
Hardbound, 614 pages.



Articles reprints included in this Special Issue on Neuro-optometry are:
• The Role of Optometry in The Management of Vestibular Disorders, by Allen H. Cohen, OD, FAAO, FCOVD
• The Rehabilitation of Vergence and Accommodative Dysfunctions in Traumatic Brain Injury, by Robert S. Fox OD, FCOVD
• Reading-related Ocular Motor Deficits in Traumatic Brain Injury, by Kenneth J. Ciuffreda, OD, PhD, FAAO, Neera Kapoor, OD, MS, FAAO and Ying Han, MD, PhD
• The Diagnosis of Visual Unilateral Spatial Inattention, by Irwin B. Suchoff, OD, DOS, FAAO, FCOVD-R
• Managing Visual Field Defects Following Acquired Brain Injury, by Penelope S. Suter, OD, FCOVD, FABDA, FNORA and Neil Margolis, OD, FAAO, FCOVD
• Vision rehabilitation following acquired brain injury: a case series, by Carl G. Hillier, OD, FCOVD
You will find these article reprints useful in communicating the importance of visual rehabilitation to other professionals who work with acquired brain injury patients. Also includes a Glossary of Ophthalmic Terms.
This issue of Brain Injury/Professional, the official publication of the North American Brain Injury Society, is reprinted with permission from the Society for distribution to OEP Clinical Associates.